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is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: the nra not happy with their meeting with joe biden. good! we do not want the nra to be happy! what do you say? hello, everybody. it is finally friday! >> alleluia! >> bill: oh man friday, january 11th. >> alleluia. >> bill: are we glad to see this friday come? every friday we're glad to see. >> alleluia! >> bill: great to see this one particularly. oh, man, please, get this friday over with. great to see you today. we've got a lot to talk about before we get there and say good-bye. we're just saying hello this friday morning january 11. great to see you. i'm bill press. this is the "full court press" coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station. on sirius x.m. this hour only and on current tv, of course. b
an excuse to cut down on healthcare. here in guthrie oklahoma. >> they said that nobody was considered full time. everybody was considered part time. we would be cutting everybody's hours back to 28 hours or less due to obama-care. >> cenk: so they're saying sad day for you guys. it's all obama's fault that we're doing this. let's bring a gift guest sirita, gupta, great to have you with us. >> thanks so much. >> cenk: no problem, let me ask you what the employers are doing here. are you buying it? they're saying well because of the healthcare situation we have so much more money we have to pay. that's why we have to take it out on the workers? >> you know, first of all i'm not surprised this is the way inters are respondingemployers are responding. i think they're using the affordable care act as an excuse to go after the employment they've long time sought after low pay no benefits, shifting the burden of costs on the workers themselves. i don't buy it. i think ultimately what they're saying is that businesses can only succeed if they pay low wages and provide absolutely no benefits. i thi
, and we worked across body lines on veteran bills bills to support military healthcare, they were straight. they were honest. when they said what they wanted to do, one could count on that, and we were very effective together. since then he has been involved with my organization and a strong voice on international issues he's an independent thinker and gives straight talk. that's what we really need in leadership in our country. >> john: please stay here, and we'll welcome joe williams, sam seder, thank you, gentlemen, great to have you. let me put it out to you. what do you think sam and joe do you think the g.o.p. option opposition to hagel the same as against obama he's soft on iran? >> it's partly that. there is also maybe perhaps some resentment towards hagel for being a little bit of a natural genuine maverick. i'm a he not saying that coincidentally, but this is the republican party trying to set upup the parameters of what the oh obama foreign policy is going to be in the years to come. they're concerned that the obama administration is going to start to take a more stringent line
♪ ] >> jennifer: we have good news and bad news tonight on the cost of healthcare in america. first, the good news. according to the obama administration the rate of increase in healthcare spending went up 3.9% in 2011. a mall amount. it's the same increase that we saw in 2009 and 2010. for the record those are the lowest up ticks in more than half a century. pretty good. now for the bad news. anthem blue cross wants to hike their premiums by 26%. insurers in florida and ohio have already increased patients' rates by 20%. how is this happening and what can be done to stop it? we're going to put those questions to dave jones, who is leading the charge against the wild rate hikes that the insurance companies are planning. he's coming to us from sacramento. dave welcome inside "the war room." >> a pleasure to be with you jennifer. >> jennifer: tell us for people who have not been following this, why are these rate hikes happening in some states and not in others? >> the problem in california and other states is that there is nothing in the affordable care act or in state law that gives the insurance
whole-heartedly. we need mental healthcare. let's talk about that and not why we need more assault rivals on the street. that doesn't do any good for anybody. talking to former governor eliot spitzer about the aig crisis. stay with us. get that cup of coffee. get that newspaper. >> this is "the bill press show." hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress current.com/billpress, this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. we are back on the bill press show. as bill would say, there is always a seat for you here at the table. so you can always join our -- you go on current tv and join the currents t.v. chat where pe
. despite the well-known fact that the u.s. spends far more on healthcare. >> peter: all of these talking points of people who come out and say we've got the best healthcare in this country. we do the best that we can for our people. turns out it might not be true. >> bill: it's not true. particularly for young americans. and that's what's really -- stunning. we have -- look at these countries and the countries included -- i saw a list of them here. canada japan australia france germany spain others, as you point out highly-developed high-income countries, united states has the highest infant mortality rate. >> peter: that, to me, is unbelievable. >> bill: among those countries. highest infant mortality rate and its young people have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases. teen pregnancy and death from car crashes. so i mean you know, we pride ourselves on being the best in the world in every area. i mean when it comes down to health and we're spending more money than anybody else per capita, we're not. >> peter: i really truly don't get it. i don't get it. i'm thinking to mys
your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> cenk: all right, we're back. we've got michael shure here, our political correspondent. we're going to talk about guns. anna kasparian is here. i call her casper the friendly ghost, i also call her ak47. she fires back. >> nobody calls her that. >> cenk: i used to all the time. >> back in the day. >> cenk: yeah. >> today, the vice president and his gun prevention task force met, this time with the n.r.a. the n.r.a., the national rifle association, opposed to any kind of restrictions. the vice president has said we're going to have to work both sides of this argument. here is what he said after meeting with the n.r.a. today. >> even if what we do only saves one life, it makes sense. i think we can do a great deal about it anyway, imposing on or impinging on the rights of the second amendment. that's what this is about. >
of healthcare professionals saying the things you say especially those who worked in emergency rooms. i have to ask, what kind of response do you get from some of your fellow arizonans when you publicly call for a change in our gun laws? >> well, you know, arizona is still a little bit of a hicktown here, you know. we grew up in the time of tombstone and such. and there are a lot of gun owners here. and i have very many friends that are gun owners. they hide behind the second amendment rights and i think that people, responsible people should have a right to own a gun to protect their property. but there is absolutely nothing that i can pull out of the second amendment that says that people should be allowed to have semi-automatic weapons, that can massacre massive amounts of people in seconds. it took 17 seconds for the shooter at the congress on your corner to empty his 30-round magazine. a bullet, every single one of those bullets hit a person. and president of the nra says the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. well that isn't through at all. 17 seconds
rights, epa healthcare act that even ted kennedy said his biggest regret he didn't embrace nixon's health plan. they have gone so far to the right. >> john: but he hated blacks and jews, rest in piece mr. nixon. dean and scott, and the lee three of my favorite new york politico medians. thank you so much for joining us. up next, happier news, same sex weddings guess who is flipping out. that's up ahead. hd
idea they abandoned just like they abandoned their healthcare initiative. the individual mandate was something that nixon came out with. basically, the formula is -- republican idea and obama says that's a great idea, suddenly it is no longer a good idea when you're a republican. >> exactly. if it comes out of the president's mouth chances are it is a nonstarter among a certain segment. remember, we had a convention not too long ago in tampa where president obama was actually mocked by the republican nominee, mitt romney, for suggesting that he would do something about the rising temperatures and rising oceans. i think it is incumbent upon president obama to do something. i think he will do something. will it be a sweeping change? i highly doubt that because not only do you have a core segment of the republican coalition that's dead set against this but you also have several oil state democrats, mary landrieu comes to mind. joe manchin of west virginia, who would be dead set against any kind of cap and trade. any kind of carbon tax. anything that they think would cost them jobs a
is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> good evening. on a it's stephanie miller. >> i have enormous psychological problems and i'm going to take them out on you. >> stephanie: we were just talking about during the break. [ laughter ] not enough doctors to fix your crazy. hey, lynn. >> caller: stephanie, love the show. i love the topic you're talking about because i'm from a purple state which is a predominantly red state. we still are in a lot of parts of our state. moving off from that, i did watch the interview with piers and alex jones. people like alex jones that angry white male, typically from middle america that loves their guns they believe government conspiracy, these are the same kind of people that got the weber family in northern idaho killed back in the 1980s. these are the same kind of people that are the reasons why
of the package, but more broodly, healthcare reforms and other gun safety and neighborhood safety legislation to try to protect americans from this wealth of gun violence. one of the pieces i'll be working on in particular is the immunity that the gun industry enjoys that no other industry has. they can act in an negligent way, and are held immune from any kind of liability in court. and that makes no sense either. >> stephanie: yeah. >> so a lot to change and i think we will. it is going to be tough but i think we'll get it done. >> stephanie: let's turn to the chuck hagel nomination for secretary of defense. what is your position on that? >> i'll be very interested to hear what he has to say. some of the things he has said concern me a great deal. the comments he made about ambassador hormel are concerning, and why he didn't support legislation dealing with the issues of iran, and some other issues. i think we ought to give him his day to answer some of those very tough questions, and we'll see how he handles it. that's really, i think going to be key for many senators wh
now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> apparently being. >> stephanie miller -- >> involves having two arms and two legs and the occasional oracle. >> stephanie: enough about my weakness. >> i didn't know john lithgow was your boyfriend. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. oh, did i say former and future? isn't that what i said? >> it is not former and future. it is current! >> announcer: and now it's time for congressman alan grayson and your chance to taste the grayson. >> stephanie: good morning current. >> how fashionable. former and fashionable. >> stephanie: good morning sir. >> hi, how are you? >> stephanie: good. how was the big fancy, becoming a congressman again ceremony? >> i got through it. i had to say i do or something like that. i had to take some kind of oath. >> step
. what about all of the money that this president is trying to do for the healthcare? he turns that down. if he was so interested in helping his people, why would you turn down millions of people to get healthcare? >> kathleen, i agree with you. i am not saying -- don't get me wrong. i am not saying he is the best progressive out there. he is softening up a little bit. >> he reminds me of mitt romney. you have you do what you have to do. if this is what it takes to get me to vote i will do it. i don't listen to a person says. i watch them and see what they do. >> i hear you kathleen. we will people on the jersey shore who can't eat and get fresh water. >> that's a good governor. good governanceance is good governance. >> i don't know i have ever seen a governor or any other elected official come out and name names of people in their own party the way he did with john boehner in that press conference. that press conference was unbelievable. unbelievable. >> maybe because of me, but somebody tweeted me. >> that's pretty cool. aura says she loves my smile. i sh
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